Each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. At least 1.7 million TBIs occur every year either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries. Car accidents, falls, being struck by objects, medical malpractice and other types of negligence are often the underlying cause, either from the forces of an accident, or from blood and oxygen being cut off from the brain. Today, more than 5 million Americans require long-term or permanent care as a consequence of suffering a traumatic brain injury.
TBI can be an invisible injury. A person can suffer a significant brain injury even though an MRI or CT scan imaging demonstrates normal results. A diagnosis of a brain injury is often made by a neuropsychologist, a specialist in brain injury who uses a battery of tests to reach a scientific diagnosis.
The medical classifications for TBI can be confusing and are often exploited and misrepresented by dishonest insurance companies. Some patients, for example, are diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury, but mild is a medical classification and does not indicate the severity of the symptoms or impact on a person’s life. A person with a mild TBI can have severe challenges attempting to lead a normal life.
Symptoms that can result in a diagnosis of TBI include headaches, dizziness, nausea, sensory problems, sensitivity to light or sound, mood swings or fatigue.
The emotional and financial challenges of dealing with a brain injury can be immense. If a loved one has suffered a brain injury, our team of experienced brain injury lawyers may be able to help you. Our team of brain injury attorneys has decades of experience and training advocating for brain-injured patients. We can be reached for a free consultation by phone at 734-545-8421 or through our online contact form.
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